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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Bill Steinman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Year’s first FCPA enforcement action flies under the radar

In what is thought to be the first FCPA-related enforcement action ever taken against a China-based company, the SEC entered into a joint settlement yesterday with Keyuan Petrochemicals Inc. and its former CFO, Aichun Li, over alleged violations of the books and records and internal controls provisions of the FCPA, and anti-fraud and reporting provisions of other federal securities laws.… Continue Reading

Wal-Mart’s daily FCPA tab: $600K

Here’s an eye-popper from today’s Friday Roundup in Mike Koehler’s FCPA Professor blog:


Wal-Mart recently stated (here) that it has incurred “$157 million of professional fees and expenses related to the ongoing” FCPA matter during its last fiscal year and that it expects to incur an additional ”$40 to $45 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2014.” 

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China Corruption Blotter (March 1, 2013)

The Gansu Higher People’s Court recently rejected the appeal of former Gansu Province Land and Resources Bureau deputy director Zhang Guohua against his life sentence. In June 2012, Zhang was found guilty of corruption involving $685,000.… Continue Reading

Job: Attorney – Compliance Investigations

Title: Attorney – Compliance Investigations

Company: 3M

Location: Maplewood, MN

Job Scope: This individual will primarily be responsible for conducting internal business conduct and compliance investigations. The individual hire will join a staff of attorneys investigating internally and externally generated reports relating to a variety of allegations including, but not limited to, alleged violations of anti-bribery or other anti-corruption laws, as well as 3M’s business conduct policies.… Continue Reading